Well he wasn't useless by any means but he can be replaced from within and if not, guys like him aren't too steep in price.
When we tried to win, he was invisible. When we tanked, he was our star. Not talented enough for the top 6, not defensive/big/physical for the bottom 6. Overall I'm not going to lose much sleep that he's gone, especially since a player like d'amigo can step in his spot. But I wish crabb the best of luck
I'm glad he's gone, he was only decent for that stretch when he would get called up, then meh after that. Most annoying thing about him is he doesn't know how to throw a hit with his shoulder, always backs into the player with his lower body. I found his hitting to be quite soft for a grinder, if we was more mean/and physically punishing he would be worth keeping.
I preferred Crabb to any one of LACK. Even though he was inconsistent his cap hit and one year term were small and very low risk. And Crabb should have made the team well before any of LACK but poor contract signings and trades by Burke forced him to let Crabb walk and retain (or buy out worse performing players).
Not a big loss but it is becoming clear, how these big contracts that Burke hands out during the past UFA frezny (or acquires in trades) hurts the leafs. We don't know how many other players/trade he could not participate in and perhaps how this even creates a leaf culture of entitlement.
Too bad we didn't have room for him. I really liked Crabb's play. He puts up decent numbers given his ice-time , solid 2-way game, finished checks and got to the net. Glad to see him have an opportunity in Washinton. Good luck!